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Three Amigos starting LightSpeed Lift
Since the beginning of the idea that became LightSpeed Lift, Vern Johnson has been a part of the narrative. From helping with early prototype design to inserting his personal experience as a track coach to sitting as a partner from 2012-2020, Vern laid the foundation for the business you know today.   At the end of his official role with LightSpeed Lift, a tragic twist of fate kept Vern involved with LightSpeed Lift.  This time it was HE who needed help.  Vern is now pioneering his own triumphant rehabilitation story.  And we could not be more proud to be by his side. 
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LightSpeed Lift named BEST treadmill tool!

Professional marathoner and LightSpeed Lift advocate Alexi Pappas began using a LightSpeed Lift LSP-400 in 2019 to aid her training after an injury. Alexi swiftly realized that LightSpeed training would benefit her well beyond her rehabilitation. By incorporating anti-gravity treadmill training into her routine, Alexi has maintained her goal pace, even on rest days!
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Game-Changing, Stress-Relieving

By Ben Tilus: XLR8 Performance Lab has used the LightSpeed Lift since starting business in mid-2020. There is simply no way to improve my athlete’s aerobic abilities while putting on muscle if we did not access the LightSpeed Lift. Many of our runners have previously used Alter-G treadmills at considerable personal expense. Everyone has pointed out […]
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The Duluth Runner

LightSpeed Lift is truly for EVERYONE! Those who are relearning to walk after knee surgery, runners wanting to recover with less stress while still running, or high-performance athletes in search of the highest velocity training can all equally benefit from time on the LightSpeed – it is a versatile invention. By “lifting” from the hip, it’s able to provide an unrivaled user experience that improves mechanics, performance, and longevity.
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Improving after 40. Redefining “Peak Fitness”

Well, I’m not 40 yet (depending on when you read this article,) but today I’m just over a month away.  I can tell you that I still plan to work hard and expect to see improvements in speed and strength; a mindset and possibility I wouldn’t have thought possible in my 20’s or early 30’s.  […]
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WDIO LightSpeed Lift Feature.

WDIO News
LightSpeed Lift was featured on WDIO News on November 13th, 2020. The segment featured Duluth, MN-based LightSpeed Lift, about a new study released by Indiana Wesleyan University. Findings from the University highlight feelings users reported of happiness during exercise. Increased feelings of joy will likely lead to more frequent exercise behavior and improved lifestyles.
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Serendipity

“Why LightSpeed?” I asked David. He responded frankly, “because it allows for normal motion. Athletes like to run using it, it's reliable, it's easy to hook up, and it works.” People move better especially when they are recovering from injuries”.
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I Moved With Fear.

With the use of the Lift, I am once again able to reach a base pace that I hadn’t been able to touch for years. No longer do I feel I am tripping over my own left foot. This has carried over into the long walks on the ground I do outside daily as well, and my yoga practice. I finally can move without holding and forcing.
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Angela Naeth

This month, we had a virtual sit-down with Pro-Triathlete and Endurance Coach Angela Naeth about her year-long experience with LightSpeed Lift. We asked her questions about body weight support, training, and the big impact less impact has. As much as we like telling you a story, this time Angela does it better. Read below for […]
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Mission and Soul

Those hard-fought progressions became battles. Gus’ physical gains were slipping. He could barely stand. Speech and cognition gains were lost, too. With the rehab center closed, Chris hired a physical therapist to come to his home, but progress was slow. Dad was discouraged and in anguish. Then he took action.
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Lift the Burden

“People who are injured are fearful,” Macaulay says. They wonder, ‘Am I ever going to get back to walking, to running? Will I be able to stand up again? That’s a real physical, visceral fear. Somehow, being supported and being lifted up removes a lot of that fear.’”
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Coaches Win with LightSpeed Lift

The LightSpeed Lift allows us to keep running as part of the recovery process. When that young athlete is diagnosed by a doctor with a lower leg injury caused by overuse or simply due to growing pains depending on the severity we instruct that athlete to use our treadmill with the LightSpeed Lift. It's simple enough to use that the athlete can set things up using either the harness or shorts.
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You Can’t Unsee Something.

Malcolm Smiling Brightly
You can’t unsee something.  Once you have seen people’s motion restored and smiles on people’s faces you will never not want to see that again.  Recently I had the opportunity to set up LightSpeed Lift systems in three different locations. In all three cases, I knew the people using the system would get silly grins […]
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